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Finding real role models in the fight against obesity

Scrambled eggs, a pancake with one tablespoon of peanut butter – instead of syrup or butter – and a glass of skim milk. That’s what Tim Bender, family nutrition director ...

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How to lower school spending: Turn off the lights

Sometimes the complexity of the school reform battle overshadows simple solutions to other pressing issues. School districts are, after all, not immune to the fiscal realities of any other business ...

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Professors ‘level-up’ their courses

A Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York is using game terminology and strategy to encourage and reward class participation. In a blog post at Forbes.com, Yisrael Schapiro ...

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Study looks at Ill. principals for the first time

While most educators recognize that principals play a crucial role in determining a school’s health, few states have analyzed even the most basic data concerning who our principals are and ...

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What happens to school reform in this age of austerity?

This month President Barack Obama signed a much-debated bill that tied budget reductions to borrowing caps. The plan cinched the spending belt tighter around the GDP than it has been ...

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Fractured community falls numb to violence

Arianna Gibson was 6 years old. She was spending the night at her grandmother’s after attending a summer block party in the neighborhood, Chicago’s Englewood. As she slept on that ...

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Politicization stunts education debate

While reading an article about an investigation at a charter school – one where a person I interviewed taught for Teach for America for a year – I came across ...

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Aliens in the classroom

Teachers today face the challenge of educating their students for a future yet unknown, for careers that haven’t been invented. They must teach their students to imagine what they cannot ...

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Building the future

Ismelda Hernandez, 17, wants to be an architect. Not only that, but she also plans on running her own firm. A rising senior at Juarez-Lincoln High School in Mission, Texas, ...

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Harry Potter has second life as a classroom teaching tool

How are teachers supposed to get students interested in science and math? The answer might not be difficult, but it requires some creativity. The easiest way is to relate to ...